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NXS: Ross Chastain Returns to J.D. Motorsports in 2018

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DOVER, Del – Many people think Ross Chastain is from Delaware. He’s not, but he has done a lot for the First State. He’s a Floridian a watermelon farmer, and the driver of the No. 4 J.D. Motorsports machine.

Photo taken during practice for the NXS Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. ©Jacob Mullins

From working with the race title sponsors at Dover International Speedway such as Drive Sober, Arrive Alive; Click-it or Ticket; and now the Use your Melon campaign. Chastain thought it was a great place to make his 2018 announcements.

On Friday at the Monster Mile, Chastain announced that he will return  in 2018 for a fourth straight year with J.D. Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

 “Three years ago, I got a call from Johnny (owner Johnny Davis) and we started building this empire together,” Chastain said when addressed the media. “We’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got a lot more to accomplish together, and that’s why I’m so happy to be back in the No. 4 car.”

In 93 races with JDM in the NXS, Chastain has one top-five finish, a fourth place finish earlier this season at Iowa Speedway, and seven top-10’s.

Currently 15th in the championship standings, Chastain finished 15th in his first season with the team in 2015 and then 16th last season.

“I started watching (Chastain) when he was driving in Truck races,” Johnny Davis said. “He’s helped JD Motorsports with Gary Keller grow to another level, and with a number of good years together, we’ll continue to grow.”

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About Jacob Mullins

Jacob Mullins serves as the managing editor and senior NASCAR writer covering all three national touring series's. You can find him on on Twitter at @JMulls15. An intercollegiate athletic administrator by trade, Mullins can be found at the big tracks as well as the local short tracks in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Mullins enjoys social media, photography and graphic design. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mullins follows all forms of racing, Major League Baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and college football (Virginia Tech Hokies).

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